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Brian McAndrews    

Former CEO, President, Chairman at Pandora

Brian McAndrews has spent his career driving growth and innovation for leading technology, advertising and content companies. Even before his time spent as the CEO, President and Chairman role at Pandora, Brian was a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group, where he focused on early-stage technology companies. As a Senior Vice President at Microsoft from August 2007 through December 2008, Brian successfully integrated aQuantive to create the Advertiser & Publisher Solutions Group, one of Microsoft’s priority business initiatives.

Brian served as President and CEO of aQuantive, one of the fastest-growing global digital marketing companies in the world, from 1999 to 2007. In August 2007, Microsoft acquired aQuantive for $6 billion. At the time of the acquisition, aQuantive was one of the ten largest marketing services companies in the world and included three distinct business units: Razorfish, Atlas and DRIVEpm. aQuantive had 50 offices in more than 20 countries and employed more than 2,500 people at the time of its acquisition.

Prior to aQuantive, Brian worked for ABC, holding senior executive positions at ABC Sports, ABC Entertainment and ABC Television Network. Before that, he served as a product manager for General Mills.

Brian was named Advertising Age’s first-ever Digital Executive of the Year, and was designated one of the 30 most influential executives in advertising, marketing and media in Adweek’s 30th Anniversary issue. For the latter, Brian joined Oprah, WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell and Rupert Murdoch among others as a person whose work reshaped the business and whose vision will be felt broadly across various industries for years to come.

He currently serves on the boards of Amplero, Placed, The New York Times Co., and Grubhub. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in economics from Harvard University and he graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


TechFlash Live: Brian McAndrews
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Pandora's Executive Shakeup: What Happened Behind the Scenes ...

Two days ago, the music industry woke up to a morning surprise: Pandora co- founder Tim Westergren was returning to the role of CEO, and Brian McAndrews  ...

Pandora Replaces Chief, Aiming to Reinvent Itself Midstream - The ...

Brian P. McAndrews, an online advertising executive who joined Pandora in September 2013 as chairman and chief executive, has left the company, and is ...

No. 34: Brian McAndrews & Tim Westergren | Power 100 | Billboard

34: Brian McAndrews & Tim Westergren | Power 100 ... Brian McAndrews, Chairman/President/CEO, Pandora Tim Westergren, Founder/Director, Pandora ...

Tim Westergren takes over as CEO of music service Pandora amid ...

Today the company announced that founder Tim Westergren has taken the helm as CEO. Brian McAndrews, who had been CEO, is leaving the company.

Pandora CEO Brian McAndews Exits | Variety

Brian McAndrews is leaving as Pandora's chief executive officer after two and a half years, and the music-streaming company named founder Tim Westergren to  ...

Former Pandora and Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEOs Join Amplero Board

SEATTLE, April 25, 2017—Amplero, a recognized leader in leveraging artificial intelligence marketing to maximize customer lifetime value and loyalty, today announced the appointment of Brian McAndrews and Scott McCorkle to the Amplero Board of Directors effective immediately...

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